Accession Number:

AD0680033

Title:

ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE GAS-LUBRICATED TILTING PAD THRUST BEARING.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The inherent self aligning capability and superior resistance to thermal distortion, of the gas-lubricated tilting-pad thrust bearing could often offset load capacity limitations and make it an attractive compromise for many applications. A numerical treatment for analyzing the tilting-pad thrust bearing is presented along with extensive performance information for a particular pad geometry. An optimum hydrodynamic crown profile and related dimensions are determined. The range of validity of incompressible theory and the rectangular approximation are also developed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE